Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.

Kenya says it will move ahead with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya is going ahead with its plan to inoculate its citizens against COVID-19 using a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a senior health ministry official said on Thursday, dismissing concerns over its efficacy. South Africa paused the rollout of the
February 11, 2021

Five hotel workers among new cases in Kenya

Kenya’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases in the country, five of them involving hotel workers. Mr Kagwe told a media briefing that more than 450 samples were tested by Friday morning and that: “We have already got
April 17, 2020
Kenya confirms its first coronavirus case

Kenya confirms its first coronavirus case

Kenya has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, Minister of Health Mutahi Kagwe said on Friday. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the patient arrived in the country on 5 March but was given a positive diagnosis on 12 March. She
March 13, 2020

Wedding guest in Kenya dies of cholera

A wedding guest in Kenya has died and 40 others were admitted to hospital over the weekend in the capital, Nairobi. The newly married couple did not suffer from any food poisoning, flying for their honeymoon to Dubai immediately after their wedding
August 15, 2019

Dennis Itumbi Aide to Kenya’s deputy president arrested

Police in Kenya have arrested an aide to Deputy President William Ruto in an ongoing investigation over an alleged plot to assassinate the politician. Dennis Itumbi – who is the secretary for digital in the presidency – was arrested in the Central
July 3, 2019
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